Tanzania

Illovo holds 55% of the issued share capital in Kilombero Sugar Company Limited, with 20% held by ED&F Man, a London-based commodities group, and 25% by the government of Tanzania. Kilombero is situated in the Morogoro region in the centre/south of the country. It comprises two adjacent agricultural estates and sugar factories, Msolwa and Ruembe, situated on either side of the Great Ruaha River and linked by a low-level bridge. It produces direct consumption brown sugar under the ‘Bwana Sukari’ brand name, which is marketed and distributed by the company. Kilombero is one of four sugar producers in Tanzania which, at current production levels of just over 300 000 tons of sugar, is a net importer of sugar. A new 12 million per annum potable alcohol distillery was commissioned in August 2013, supplying high quality product to local beverage manufacturers.

Business Profile

  • Situated in the Morogoro region
  • Two agricultural estates; two sugar factories treated as one enterprise
  • Production of raw sugar
  • Internal electricity generation
  • 870 permanent employees
  • 2 073 seasonal agricultural workers at peak periods

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